Very small but very cool
RISING golf star Charlotte West, 17, an England 16 and under squad member has been nominated for the healthy lifestyle award.
She is the Bucks Ladies County Junior Captain, and leads a field of female juniors.
Charlotte has been nominated for the healthy lifestyle award.
Rupert Pilgrim, who is involved with junior development at Harewood Downs Golf Club, nominated Charlotte for the award.
Mr Pilgrim said: “She’s a child cancer survivor, her childhood leukaemia has affected her growth and she has always been at a physical disadvantage to her peers and other competitors.”
He added: “She never has ever used this as an excuse, but much more as a driving force towards competition. She is very competitive
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but also a fantastic sportswoman, who takes defeat graciously. A very small, but very cool young woman.”
Charlotte, who attends Amersham and Wycombe College, said: “I am flattered to be nominated for the award. I play between three and five hours of golf every day.” THE managing director of an insurance brokers firm has been put forward for the Employee of the Year award after he raised thousands of pounds for charity by becoming a parttime pugilist.
Chris Luker has been anonymously nominated for the accolade after he raised £4,330 for The Pepper Foundation by competing in a charity boxing bout at the Insurance Fight Night on June 19 in 2014.
The Pepper Foundation provides round-the-clock care for seriously and terminally ill children throughout the Chilterns area of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. They also provide invaluable support to the families of the ill children. Other employees of the Amershambased chartered insurance brokers also raised money for the charity during an 18-month fundraising feat, which ended during National Children’s Hospice Week in May.
Collectively, the group raised £7,554.55 for the charity.
When asked about his nomination, Mr Luker said: “I am surprised but also it is quite a good feeling really.
“My backround is in rugby, I played for Amersham and Chiltern for years but I can’t play that anymore and I was looking for a new challenge. This (boxing) just landed in my lap.” A SHOPKEEPER who has opened her store almost every morning without fail for the past 30 years has been nominated for a Pride of Bucks Award.
Carol Morris, who owns Carrols ironmongers in Hill Avenue, Amersham, rarely takes a day off work and opens the store all year, even Christmas Day.
She has been nominated for the employee of the year category for her willingness to go the extra mile for her customers.
She has personally opened the shop almost every morning since 1985.
Of her decision to open on Christmas Day, Carol, of Amersham, said: “I used to do charity work on Christmas Day.
“Then I decided the shop was in a mess so I went in to tidy up. I used to get customers coming in for a chat. “It’s a nice day because we can help people out. Christmas is all about helping others.”
She employs a small staff to help her run the store, which has only been closed to customers for one day in the mid-90s when thieves broke into Carol’s van and stole a bag containing the shop keys.
Speaking of her nomination she said: “It would be an award for all those other self-employed workers who carry on with their lives on a quiet basis.”
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